Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can seemingly survive for 16 hours underwater

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can seemingly survive for 16 hours underwater
While they don't look too different compared to last year's S6 and S6 edge, Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge come with important features that their predecessors do not have, one of them being dust- and water-resistance.

Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are IP68-certified. According to Samsung, this means they can survive up to 30 minutes in up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water. However, it looks like the handsets can remain safe and sound underwater for much longer than that.

Unbox Therapy recently made an experiment with a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, dumping it (powered on) inside a jar full of water for no less than 16 hours and 36 minutes. The device survived, seemingly working just as before being left underwater. Of course, it's worth mentioning that the water inside the jar exerts little pressure on the phone. We don't know what could happen if you leave a Galaxy S7 at, say, 1 meter underwater for so many hours (pressure obviously increases with depth). But we don't advise you to try that, and, honestly, neither the jar experiment.

Hopefully, if you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you won't have to deal with extreme cases like the one we're presenting here, even if the smartphones may be able to survive underwater longer than the time advertised by Samsung.



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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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35 Comments

1. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Pretty cool. Remember, this is just showing how long it can survive. it isn't recommended to swim around with your phone. This waterproofing is for if you accidentally drop your phone in a liquid.

6. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

people seems to not understand this.

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If that's the case, the iPhone 6s/6s plus are waterproof.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yes, slightly... but not waterproof enough for IP certification.. and its obviously no idiotproof

21. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

My point is who is going to be in water for 16 hours. The iPhone 6s/plus can be in the water for over an hour and still work. It's all over YouTube. If that's the case it's wterproof with or without the certification, because who is going to have their phone in the water for over an hour? Ip certification is over kill to the third power!!

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I'm going to go so far as to say the iPhone is certified on some level, but they never bothered to certify it. You know certain food would be taking it to the bottom of the ocean with a submarine so it would fail and then we would have watergate.

32. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

27. twens

Posts: 1154; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Stop fooling yourself. A glass of water spilled on my 6s plus and now my earpiece is not working anymore.

31. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well why don't you try it with your iPhone and video it so we all can see since you are so sure it is water proof.

13. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

April Fool's Day was on April 1st, you're about 3 days late with that comment.

24. Master_Yoda

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Shut up stupid weasel

26. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Ahaha I thought Jedi masters weren't supposed to be so salty, especially one as ancient as you. "Forgot to drink my prune juice this morning, I did."

28. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Don't teach me how jedi behave should I ma be as salty as I want, bang

38. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Unsurprisingly, not a single complaint from you when other iSheeps bring up apple in a non-apple-related...so long as it's praising, it's fine with you.

39. iushnt

Posts: 3037; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

So now Apple came out of no where in this article and side worshipper claiming it to be water proof?? Butthurt??

15. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I used to swim with my S5, taking underwater pictures for me and my family, and I never had any problems with it, sold it in a brand new condition.

3. Unordinary unregistered

Just don't put it in front of the shower head or sink faucet with the spray option. Remember, this great phone is not waterproof for submerging, not against jet streams of current and can potentially damage your $1500 phone.

8. Unordinary unregistered

pressure* not current. lol.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're Wrong! Watch this video on how Samsung themselves stress tests their phones. If you skip to 2:50, you will see they spray water directly at their phones which is pressure. http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/26/samsung-smartphones-stress-test/

36. Unordinary unregistered

If you'd like my friends email (with her permission) you are more than welcome to ask her why her S7 is refusing to turn on :) Just looking out for other users who bring their phone into their showers.

40. iushnt

Posts: 3037; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The truth is that you're just butthurt. I'll do you a favor by saying "iPhones are more water proof than galaxy s7"

4. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

crazy Lew )))

5. Pabliell

Posts: 172; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Because it's not about the duration, but about the water pressure. That's why IP certificates say about depth the phone can be submerged.

7. xq10xa

Posts: 801; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The real question is...........how many hours can it last under that Lil Wayne champagne??

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I like to take my IP68 rated phones in the shower for music, selfies and a good cleaning with soap and water

17. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Even though my S5 is IP certified I would never take the risk of dunking it in water because those seals just looked to fragile, but the S7 is a solid lump and I've already dunked it in the fish tank.

18. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Up next, Galaxy S7 versus David Blainẹ. I just found out David Blainẹ is a banned word??

19. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

PA you are so early..

20. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Xperia Z2 survived 2 weeks. Lol. Only 16 hours?

37. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

lol its people like you who will never be satisfied with your phone.

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